Saturday, February 5th, 2011 at 11:56 am  |  18 responses

Hamilton to Never Play Another Game for Pistons?

Richard Hamilton believes that he’s done with the Pistons franchise. And we believe him… From the Detroit News: “Richard Hamilton believes he will never play another game in a Detroit Pistons uniform. Hamilton was on the inactive list and in street clothes Friday night as the Pistons claimed a 92-82 victory against the New Jersey Nets. He said after the game that he didn’t expect to see the court again with the Pistons.”

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  • http://www.chicagoskyblog.wordpress.com hoopla

    smells like the T-Mac thing all over again.

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    Hang in there, Rip.

  • rob

    Its a shame that a person and player or Rip’s caliber is being treated like this. The Pistons should be ashamed of themselves! Rip is a class act who has done nothing to warrant this type of treatment. Every since Mr Davidson passed the organization has been in a tailspin and this is the latest issue in the long line of bad moves by Joe D and those guys. I hate to say it but its time for the Pistons to get a new owner and wave goodbye to Joe D and start moving in another direction. They need a new coach and a new PG(Stuckey is NOT a PG!) and then pray Daye, BG, stick around!

  • http://slamonline.com The Black Rick Kamla

    Hamilton…to the Lakers?

  • Stillballin

    First the piston ruin Allen iverson’ career, now it’s rip.. What the hell is going on..sad..

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    The Bulls will take him if his contract can get bought out and they can get him on the cheap.
    If not, than nahhh.

  • bashmo

    There waiting until the trade deadline im sure. Until the month of Feb. is complete, he aint getting suited up anytime soon.

  • Zeiram

    I mean who does that, who shows his hands in that way and alienates a former great. If you still think you can push for a playoffspot without him, ok. The just tell the dude and play him show minutes in blowouts. But why this way? Everybody knows the pistons are desperate to get rid of him, every player knows the pistons treat their players like asses.
    I love the pistons but Q is a buffoon and Dumars has overstayed his high time.

  • Samacuse

    @ Stillballin’- The Pistons did nothing to ruin Iverson’s career. AI did that on his own.

  • http://www.garrettelliott.com Garrett

    It sucks what the team is doing to Rip, but it’s pretty obvious that they play better without him. So what are they supposed to do? Play him spot minutes and lose more games, or sit him and actually have some ball movement and some energy and hustle on offense? I appreciate everything Rip did to help win a championship, but hopefully this bad break up ends soon.

  • the Dude

    18 days: 17 hours: 11 minutes maximum left in Rip’s time in Detroit.

    He will go to … drumroll … Boston.

    Just throwing that out there.

  • ezra

    I like it how this came out the day before Rip played for the Pistons again..

  • doyouwantmore

    Kings! And I have to say how annoying it is anytime a half-decent player is even at being on the market all the trendy Laker fans come out and say how he’d be ‘perfect for LA’.

  • doyouwantmore

    *hinted at being on the market*

  • 6marjons

    @StillBallin AI ruined his own career dude you cannot blame that on the pistons but the pistons are handling this rip situation really badly. it may not have seemed it at the time but chauncey got out while the going was good

  • tavoris

    How is what the Pistons are doing with Hamilton (benching him and not communicating with him) different than they did AI?

    (Maybe because AI wasn’t ashamed to speak about how frustrated he was.) Time for people to start assigning blame where it should go-the ORGANIZATION.

  • joe

    Trade him to the Bucks for Redd. He doesn’t have a problem NOT playing.

  • r2j

    I know his salary is high but somebody get this man from Detroit. He gave him some great years, years where he and Prince help revived and won a title. Some GM has got to get him on their team.
    It’s just a damn shame that a great player like Rip will sit out in street clothes and not play again in a Piston uniform ever. I hope he goes somewhere where he can really help a good team.
    ‘Cause I’m telling ya’ll now, he’s not going to another team like Detroit.